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Charles Spencer 3rd Earl of Sunderland
(1675-1722)
Anne Churchill
(1682-1716)
John Spencer 4th Earl of Sunderland, Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Woodstock
(1708-1746)
Georgiana Caroline Carteret
(1716-1780)

John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer
(1734-1783)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Georgiana Poyntz

John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer 1

  • Born: 19 Dec 1734, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Georgiana Poyntz on 20 Dec 1755 in Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire, England
  • Died: 31 Oct 1783, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England at age 48
  • Buried: St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
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bullet  General Notes:


John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer was the son of The Hon. John Spencer, of Althorp and Lady Georgiana Carolina Carteret, daughter of John Carteret, Earl Granville, 2nd Lord Carteret and Frances Worsley.

1st Earl Spencer Married 20 December 1755 at Althorp, the Spencer family country estate to Georgiana Poyntz, daughter of The Rt. Hon. Stephen Poyntz and Anna Maria Mordaunt.

The couple had five children;
Lady Georgiana Spencer (1757\endash 1806), married William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire and had issue.
George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758\endash 1834)
Lady Henrietta Frances Spencer (1761\endash 1821), married Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough and had issue.
Lady Charlotte Spencer (1765\endash 1766), died in infancy.
Lady Louisa Spencer (b. & d. 1769), died in infancy.

Spencer was MP for Warwick from 1756 to 1761. He was High Steward of St Albans in 1772. He was Mayor of St Albans in 1779. On 3 April 1761, he was created Baron Spencer of Althorp and Viscount Spencer by George III, and on 1 November 1765, he was created Viscount Althorp and Earl Spencer.


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John married Margaret Georgiana Poyntz on 20 Dec 1755 in Althorp, Brington, Northamptonshire, England. (Margaret Georgiana Poyntz was born on 27 Apr 1737 in St James, City of Westminster, Greater London, England, died on 18 Mar 1814 in St Albans, St Albans District, Hertfordshire, England and was buried in St Mary the Virgin with St John Churchyard, Great Brington, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England.)


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Sources


1 Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/).


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